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Mar 23, 2009 13:53 |  #1

So, I have dust on my 40D sensor. I was thinking about doing the blower, but now I'm thinking maybe I should just send it in since I bought it used. Do they do any other kinds of calibration or cleaning to get it back up to spec while there or do they wipe the sensor off and put it back in the box?


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Mar 23, 2009 13:56 |  #2

First off, dont send your box with your 40D, I hear Canon doesn't send the original box back...

I think they will clean the sensor and update the firmware if you don't have the latest version


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Mar 23, 2009 14:00 |  #3

Try a bulb blower first, no sense in spending so much money if a $10 blower will do the job.


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Mar 23, 2009 14:09 |  #4

Did not the self-cleaning mode work? I agree that you should try the blower first (NOT compressed air).

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So, I have dust on my 40D sensor. I was thinking about doing the blower, but now I'm thinking maybe I should just send it in since I bought it used. Do they do any other kinds of calibration or cleaning to get it back up to spec while there or do they wipe the sensor off and put it back in the box?


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Mar 23, 2009 14:14 as a reply to  @ swblackwood's post |  #5

You might check this out.
http://www.copperhilli​mages.com/index.php?pr​=Tutorials (external link)

If you have a local camera store, they will also clean it for you. It's usually fairly reasonable as far as cost and you won't have to wait for shipping.


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Mar 23, 2009 14:14 |  #6

typically, how much does that kind of service cost?


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Mar 23, 2009 14:16 |  #7

tnguyen600 wrote in post #7582025 (external link)
typically, how much does that kind of service cost?

I'm guessing that it's less than $50. I've done all of my sensor cleaning myself and it has been a long time since I asked so I don't remember off the top of my head.


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Mar 23, 2009 22:49 |  #8

I paid 70.36 (includes tax) to have the sensor cleaned on my XT at an independent camera repair shop in Houston. Dropped it off @ 9:45 and they had it done by Noon, on a Saturday. Wolf Camera wanted the same price but would have to send the camera in (about 3 weeks).


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Mar 23, 2009 22:51 |  #9

My local camera store said $75. I thought Canon did it for free until like June or July of this year? If so, is there anything that I should get done and pay them to do so? Other kinds of calibration or cleaning?

The automatic sensor cleaning didn't work. I should be getting a blower in a couple of weeks, but, if that doesn't work, I really don't want this piece of dust on there before we go on vacation. At f/11 or more, it's very noticeable on the picture. You can see it below right above the tall building.

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Mar 23, 2009 22:56 as a reply to  @ subnet_rx's post |  #10

i heard canon now charges $30.


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Mar 24, 2009 01:12 |  #11

Hand Blower should remove it .




  
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Mar 24, 2009 01:15 as a reply to  @ sphillips45's post |  #12

Yeah i had some dust similar looking to that and a blower got it right off. If not you can buy a sensor brush from Copper Hill and that would do it for sure.


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Mar 24, 2009 01:24 |  #13

Send it to canon AND get then wet kit from copperhill images (spatula, Eclipse, pec-pads, loupe and rocket blower). Canon charges now $30, does and inside/out clean job.


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Mar 24, 2009 08:39 |  #14

Anyone know how long it takes minus shipping? I basically have the month of April to get this piece of dust off.


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Mar 24, 2009 08:40 |  #15

subnet_rx wrote in post #7587201 (external link)
Anyone know how long it takes minus shipping? I basically have the month of April to get this piece of dust off.

Canon says 10 days I believe and that includes shipping it back.


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